ICYMI through November 11, 2019
It seems that the early snow last week was such a hit that the Weather Overlords decided to perform an encore. Ten days before Thanksgiving we’re getting mid-winter weather. Expect multiple inches of snow from Chicago all the way over to the East Coast. This isn’t limited to just the northern climes, either. Today in Dallas, people are wearing shorts and t-shirts for breakfast with temps in the upper 60s, lunch with jackets as temps slide down to the mid-40s, and parkas for dinner to handle temps in the low 30s.
Microsoft IoT fans have a new wireless potential partner: Nokia. Microsoft’s Azure, Azure IoT, Azure AI and Machine Learning solutions combine with Nokia’s LTE/5G-ready private wireless solutions, IP, SD-WAN, and IoT connectivity offerings.
The Internet of Things Alliance Australia (IoTAA) is now working with Five Eyes (FVEY). No, not a new surveillance company, but the Five Eyes intelligence alliance comprised of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. IoT security is too serious an issue to leave to one vendor or one country, so the approach is now strength in numbers.
Barron’s has an interview with Vimal Kapur, CEO of the Honeywell Building Technologies Unit. Focus is the company’s IIoT platform, tagged Honeywell Forge, which is now possibly running the commercial building you’re in at this very moment.
One way to get into BIoT (Building IoT) is LED lighting networks, says ARC Advisory Group. Every building has lights.
Facilitiesnet.com dives deeper in an article titled, “What Is the Building Internet of Things?”
The Tech for a Better World category of the 2020 CES Innovation Awards named John Deere as winner. The 8RX tractor “is a high horsepower row crop tractor with four tracks that integrates smart technology in a user-friendly design,” said Dr. Bernhard Haas, senior vice president of Deere’s Global Tractor Platform. Don’t believe us? See the tractor at CES 2020 in the artificial intelligence section of South Hall.
If you have manufacturing customers, make sure they hear how Automation World compared manufacturing execution systems (MES) to IIoT. Headline? MES is Dead, IIoT has arrived.
The construction business got the IoT memo as well, says BBN Times in its “Transforming the Construction Industry with IoT” article.
Anywhere near Prague? If so, check out Avast. The company just opened an IoT lab in the lobby of their headquarters building. Dozens of devices, 30 Wi-Fi routers, 100 outlets, and much more.
If you’re closer to Scotland, check out the Technology Summit in Glasgow where three “IoT2Go” development kits will be launched.
Need more options for cellular low power WAN modules? Telit just added two new Narrow Band-IoT modules to its catalog: the NE310H2-W1 and NL865H2-W1.
Lifewire examined seven smart refrigerators (yeah, we’ve heard most of the jokes) and picked the GE Smart French Door Refrigerator as top box. One reason? A single cup Keurig brewer right in the door of the fridge. But things move fast, and that GE has been discontinued, but the GE Profile PFE28PBLTS also brews coffee. Alexa lovers will prefer the Kenmore Smart 75045.